Pair a Round Table With a Banquette
This classic combo is a highly efficient use of space. Together, they transform a bare corner into an elegant eating space.
Apartment living generally devotes little more than a wall to eating. To make a dining room appear magically before her eyes, this homeowner installed a a sleek table that easily folds out at mealtimes.
Create a Booth
Two banquettes are better than one! This clever set-up makes room for an entire family in a tight corner — and offers hidden storage under the seats.
Choose Dual-Purpose Furniture
If you had to sacrfice part of your dining room to your workspace, get the best of both worlds with a pretty desk. For parties, this blogger clears off this stately oak piece to use as a buffet.
Use Walls Wisely
Often considered a design no-no in other rooms, placing furniture against the wall frees up space for walking in this narrow dining area. Folding chairs stored neatly on the opposite wall can easily be grabbed when company arrives.